Friday, March 21, 2008

The New York Times had this caption under this picture: "Brig. Gen. Mutaa al-Khazraji, center, an Iraqi Army commander in Mosul, discussed a joint security operation with his American military advisers last month." Advisers? They advise the Iraqi commander? Oh, really. Advise, is the word here? So the Iraqi guy commands and the American advisers merely advise? Oh, really? Inform me some more about the advising business, as I am very intrigued, o New York Times. Do they advise him as in: Sit down. Take a five minute bathroom break NOW. Come here and fetch me a beverage, o Iraqi commander. Hey, Gen. Al-Khazarji: come and massage my feet NOW. Advise my...potato.